Holidays offer no respite to little girl fighting leukemia

Little Emilie Meza's case prompted many to be tested to be bone marrow donors.

This time of year can be especially hard for families that are facing medical challenges.

Mounting medical bills can make it hard for them to have the Christmas that the little ones look forward to.

We've been keeping in touch throughout the year with Emilie Meza's family. Her need for a bone marrow match while fighting acute myeloid leukemia prompted many of you to get tested.

The Bradenton toddler left the hospital in August. She had two months of chemo and has been doing another round.

Emilie had been doing well, but her immune system is having a tough time fighting off two viruses.

Over 2,000 people are following her journey on her Facebook page.

Roxana Meza, Emilie's mom, runs the account to show people what Emilie is going through.

She was admitted to the hospital earlier this week, and doctors had to surgically remove her chest line.        

The following is an update from Emilie’s mother:

Emilie got admitted Wednesday and was found to have 2 viruses in her system and 2 types of aggressive bacteria in her broviac chest line. All of this was causing her diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, fevers with chills. Unfortunately, we had to take our her broviac line to help clear her infection as the line was one of the main source that carried the bacteria infection she has.

If you would like to help the Meza family, you can donate to their GoFundMe page or purchase a gift from their Amazon wishlist.

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